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We are pleased to announce the online exhibition Medieval European Literature. It tells of what books people read in the Middle Ages. The exhibition features Western manuscripts, including works of the Latin classics, Petrarch, Boccaccio, and first women's writers, chivalric romances, stories of the most famous saints etc.

The National Library of Russia also presents the exhibition Imaginary Lands on Maps that demonstrates items from collections of our library. Quivira, Eldorado, Hyperborea - these names of mythical lands are familiar to everyone. However, few people know that genuine maps exist, where you can find these intriguing names...
The presented maps illustrate a number of geographical errors of cartographers from different times.

Music Gifts for the Russian Emperors
See music manuscripts presented to the Russian Emperors.
Life of St. Sergius of Radonezh
View the medieval manuscript online.
See a presentation of several exhibitions held at the library.
Digital Library
The resource provides access to NLR electronic materials.

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